Avoiding delays when travelling to the airport
By Jonathan Clarke
When you're travelling with a baby, traffic delays, roadworks and queues are the stuff of holiday nightmares.
Here at HolidayExtras.com, we can help you plan and make travelling to the airport a truly hassle-free experience.
The most important thing is getting you and your family to your airline check-in desk on time. We recommend an airport hotel. Booking is easy, and sleeping just a few minutes from the airport can really take the stress away on the morning of your flight.
In the end, the most important thing is getting to check-in on time.
We've put together a handy guide that answers many common questions travellers ask when arriving on holiday with their baby. From questions on car hire for families and what to do if your baby is ill, to keeping your baby at a comfortable temperature, our guide offers a complete overview of what to be aware of when travelling with a baby.
We provide rooms at many baby-friendly hotels, and they'll gladly help accommodate you and provide a cot in your room. Some hotels even let older children eat for free when dining at the same time as adults. For more details about facilities for babies and young children, check out our dedicated pages for those considering staying with their baby at an airport hotel.
If you've booked parking with us and are not staying overnight at an airport hotel, you'll still want to avoid delays. Sign up to our text update service. We'll send traffic and travel updates direct to your mobile phone three hours before you travel. Each message is tailored specifically to your route and will provide information on any possible delays between your home and the airport. By knowing in advance what road conditions are like, you'll be able to plan alternate routes with plenty of time to spare.
Each message is tailored specifically to your route and will provide information on any possible delays between your home and the airport.
Even if the roads appear to be clear before you leave, things can change while you're en route. Always consider alternative routes, traffic jams build up on the main roads and motorways into the airport.
Another good way to avoid delays is to try and time your journey so you're driving when the roads are at their quietest. If you can, try to avoid school holidays and bank holidays. When baby grows up, this may not be possible, but for the moment, save time and money by travelling out of peak periods.